bradtheado – making the change to a local lifestyle

The Quest for Bacon
December 30, 2011, 5:34 pm
Filed under: Local Vendors

While we are very fond of the meats from Sunrise Farms, overall we have been disappointed with their bacon and ham.  Its a natural pork flavor but the meat is too salty and at times has tasted just on the edge of rancid.  We love bacon so its going to be important to find a good one to keep us in morning pork for the next year.


Our Source for Meat
December 16, 2011, 9:08 pm
Filed under: Local Vendors

We recently started by all of our meats at Sunrise Farms in Stuarts Draft and we couldn’t be happier. Sunrise Farms sells their own beef, pork, chicken, and turkeys along with eggs and a few baked goods. The meats are grass-fed, humanely treated animals that live in the outdoors eating grass rather than a commercial feed lot.

Because the meat is not ingested with nitrates and nitrites, Barbi is able to eat the meat without fear of migraines and allergies. The meat just tastes natural and one positive upside is that because it is protein dense meat rather than chemical ingested crap, we need less to fill us up.

The shopping experience is an interesting one.  You drive onto their farm where they have an unmanned shop.  You pick out your purchases from their refrigerated cases, add it up using posted pricing and a calculator, and drop a check in the box.  100% on the honor system.  Incredible in this day and age.

Getting Started
December 12, 2011, 7:16 pm
Filed under: Goals | Tags:

My wife and I have decided that in 2012, we are going to only eat foods that come from farms no further than 100 miles of our house in Stuarts Draft. We have not set a date yet as we have a lot to do to prepare for this transition but we will begin blogging about our experiences here. We will keep readers posted through our transition until our actual start date some time in April.

Goals of our project
December 12, 2011, 4:13 pm
Filed under: Goals

If not LOCALLY PRODUCED, then Organic.
If not ORGANIC, then Family farm.
If not FAMILY FARM, then Local business.
If not a LOCAL BUSINESS, then Fair Trade.

If all else fails, at least don’t eat at McDonald’s!